Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Work as a Way of Lifting

Over the last days since the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I have been so heavy.

My heart has ached for that beautiful land and its citizens mightily;

So I work.

In times like this when the spirit is on the wing so much bearing prayers, the studio is mostly silent, save for the sound of hammers, gears and the hiss of the flame...

the shears on leather, 'kal-ka-pong' of the rivets being set...

Breath in and out

tiny posts swimming in liver of sulphur, dried and given a good brushing


Fern Leaves from a dear friend sandwiched between metals and passed through the press...
silence and the ping of metal dropping onto the bench
light crackle of leaf being lifted off, now paper thin and fragile as a cell....

The gentle shhwisk of stones being moved around the 'to make' tray, settling on a natural, unpolished hematite botryoid
looking more like a black pearl than anything commercial, due to its semi-matte sheen...

The snip of cutting shears as the bezel is measured and made...

The click of the camera

The contented sigh to see the fruits of soulful labor.

I hope you've likewise been finding peace in your labors through this sad time in our global history...

Please do give to Doctors Without Borders
if you've the ability...

they're on the ground already doing wonderful healing work.

Love,
Allison

7 comments:

susie said...

You so eloquently state what I think so much of us are feeling. Thank you for sharing a little uplifting beauty today, much needed. Take care.

Cat said...

magic as always....♥
but my favorite is the fern necklace
♥♥♥
swoon....

I hope working lifted your spirits...it is exactly in times like these when we need to shine extra bright!

love and light

SEVEN13JEWELRYDESIGN said...

Yes a serious time of sadness, I can't seem to watch the news without shedding some tears. I too found some peace through creation making a ring that says, Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu a favorite chant to remind myself of daily! Keep on making all those phenomenal creations that I see on this blog!
-Patty

Sybil Ann said...

Ooo Sunny - more ferns! PLEASE?

MrsLittleJeans said...

lovely post allison! xo

Taddyporter said...

Sending you a gentle rainbow of heartfelt love this a.m......mmmmm can you see that goldenrod yellow and limegoodness green?

UmberDove said...

You have heart the size of the Pacific.

This is me, nodding in agreement, in understanding, in encouragement, in solidarity, in love. RIght here with you ladybird.